The federal government announced the beginning of its review of the federal environmental assessment processes on July 20, 2016 – the day before National Aboriginal Day. The Government of Canada says it has committed to review and restore confidence in Canada’s environmental and regulatory processes and is undertaking a comprehensive review of these processes. We provide this initial briefing note, and will follow-up with further information as we learn more. As environmental and energy regulatory geeks, we think this is a big deal. For many of our clients, this is a really, really big deal.